Did you know...The Fourth of July has been known as Independence Day since the 18th century? Did you know... July 4th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1941?
Representatives of all 13 colonies decided to declare their independence from Great Britain in June 1776. On July 2nd, the Continental Congress agreed with that decision and two days later, the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was adopted. Since 1776, July 4th has been celebrated as Independence Day.
Celebrate with us.
mbaykids.com - a great website for parents and kids, pancake breakfasts, 10K, 5K, 1K runs, and more
Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce
Santa Cruz Sentinel Fourth of July Calendar
APTOS: “World’s Shortest Parade” 10:00am-Noonish .6 mile parade... Starts on the corner of State Park Drive and Soquel Drive
LA SELVA BEACH: Annual 4th of July Parade
WATSONVILLE: "Spirit of Watsonville July 4th Parade" 2 p.m. on Main Street
WATCH FIREWORKS ON THE WATER
SCOTTS VALLEY - World-class fireworks show at Skypark Parade at 3 p.m., Festivities at 5 p.m., Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.